Between his "MoreBlackThenGod" project and his long-running careers in his own name, Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt has become a dazzling guiding star for the universe of experimental music in its more classy and inspiring way of shaping the sand of sound into charming castles of symphonic noise and meaningful scores of poetry. While noise is abundant with artists whose work could be described as both personal and horrific, Sean has consistently pushed the definitions of both terms to unsettling conclusions. His sonic milky way is rife with monologues, poems, meditations and disorienting fugues of frantic rhythms that seem to pull directly from the artist’s dreams. As far as this new enchanting album the title itself "True Believers - Live Noise Rituals" suggests, like a hypnagogic filter, the ritual character of each composition resulting in a noisy embrace that is as unusually uplifting as it is upsetting. The over-the-top imagery conjured through blistering glitches and spoken word is often vague and puzzling, yet disturbingly familiar to anyone who has ever had a really bad - or really good - nightmare.
The track #1 had been recorded live at the club "loophole" in Berlin in occasion of the "GLITCH" festival founded in Berlin by ReVerse Bullets founder Klaas von Karlos and has since expanded to include performances in New York City